Larry Mantle speaks with world-renowned psychologist Shelley Taylor about her research confirming that tending and nurturing are biological instincts hardwired into our genes and hormones, as important to human evolution as is searching for food or sleeping. Her new book is The Tending Instinct (Time Books).
Larry Mantle and critics Charles Solomon, animation critic of amazon.com, F.X. Feeney of the L.A. Weekly, and Peter Rainer of New York Magazine discuss this week's new film releases, including Insomnia, Enough, The Importance of Being Earnest, Home Movie, Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron, CQ, The Komediant, Late Marriage, Master of the Flying Guillotine, and Thirteen Conversations About One Thing. Henry Sheehan of Fresh Air joins us from France to talk about the Cannes Film Festival.
An alt-righter and others explain the movement few of us had heard of before this week; college students around the country are reacting to a letter from The University of Chicago warning incoming freshman that so-called "trigger warnings" won't be tolerated; plus, Larry & KPCC film critics Christy Lemire and Wade Major review this week’s new movie releases including a wide release horror called “Don’t Breathe."
A new, thought provoking study from UCI suggests our fears about leaving children alone are based much more on moral judgement about neglectful parents than on actual dangers faced by an unattended child; JPL scientists now believe there might not be as much flowing water on Mars as we thought; education experts break down the mission and efficacy of LAUSD's expanded magnet program; Plus, funk legend George Clinton stops by ahead of his September 17th concert at the Hollywood Bowl.
Hillary Clinton met with Clinton Foundation donors while Secretary of State, and some say that's "pay-to-play" politics; a potential new LAPD program looks to create a dialogue between the department and families of those killed by police; plus, why a proposed law in Italy could make vegan diets a form of child abuse.
Reviews of the week's new movies, interviews with filmmakers, and discussion.
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